Don Shomette

People are the Prize

What Do You See Wednesday? (5 March 2014)


Check out the comments to read what others have seen!

Being able to spot what is safe and unsafe takes practice. And experience is invaluable. We’re going to post a new picture each Wednesday and after everyone has had a chance to comment, we’ll review and discuss the findings.

Today’s picture is from a (great!) vocational school (9-12th grade).  This is a side door near the parking lot.  Teachers and staff members use it to enter and exit the building.

What do you see?

exit doors

Author: Don Shomette

Don Shomette is a trainer, speaker, consultant, and owner of People are the Prize, a violence prevention company that helps people to prevent and survive a school attack. He has spent a lifetime working with police officers and principals and is consistently evaluated by those who attend his trainings as one of the best instructors ever. Don challenges, entertains, and helps school personnel to think of preventing violence in a new and positive way.

2 thoughts on “What Do You See Wednesday? (5 March 2014)

  1. School has numbered the door inside and out with large, easy to see, numerals. This can save first responders time and enhance situation awareness when officers unfamiliar with a school can quickly state their location or the location of a threat. School officials might want to consider minimizing paper on entry/exit doors. Even a little bit of paper blocks what can be seen inside or outside the school. If a paper has to be posted, it might be better on the side windows. The sidewalk/road outside the doors still looks a bit slippery/snow covered. This area may need another application of shovel and salt.

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